I will be at the John O’Groats book festival on 29th and 30th October.
On Saturday 29th October I will be talking about my book “Daughters of the North: Jean Gordon and Mary, Queen of Scots” at the ‘Trio of Writers’ event at 2.30pm at Together Travel – Corporate Lodge. After speaking at the Northern Stories festival earlier in October, I’m really excited to be heading back to Caithness to talk about this book – the second half of Jean’s life (and my book) covers a lot of the little-known history of the Far North, and it’s great to talk about that in the places where it all happened.
Saturday is looking like a fascinating event, as it will be a conversation between three writers: myself; Barbara Henderson (no relation!), who is best known as a children’s author but who has also written “Scottish by Inclination”, a non-fiction book for adults about her experience as a European in Scotland; and Sunday Times bestselling fiction author Jenny Colgan. The session will be chaired by local writer and historian James Miller.
Then on Sunday 29th October I will be talking about the new edition of my biography “Josephine Tey: A Life”, at 11am at 8 Doors Distillery.
A weekend ticket, offering entry to all events, is £20, and is available from the Lyth Arts Centre website. Individual events are £5 at the door. Check out the John O’Groats Book Festival on Twitter for the most up-to-date information.